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Welcome to Our Distance Learning Hub

Tiger Live is our home away from West Shore Drive—connecting students, teachers, families and administrators in an exciting and challenging academic experience while maintaining our important school community. Through Tiger Live, we prioritize high quality, meaningful learning experiences for students through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. This combination includes time for teachers and students to meet virtually, in real-time in order to continue the group learning experience; plus valuable time for students to learn on their own time using a variety of resources.

Distance Learning is a learning experience for everyone. We will make adjustments as we go. We're guided by the Tower mission, especially as it relates to embracing challenge.

We invite students and families to visit Tiger Live often to discover STEM challenges, virtual field trips, books, videos, health and wellness information and more; all available at any hour. You'll find these in the Resources for Students and Families section. 

Tiger Live Lower School Photos

Our Mission Directs the Tiger Live Curriculum

Our Mission: We teach our students to think critically and creatively, to develop joyful curiosity, to embrace challenge and apply their knowledge with confidence, and to thrive within a community rich with diverse perspectives and talents.

Click the expanding folders below for curriculum examples across the grade.

TigerLive Upper School Students


 

Ms. Gifford's Friday Morning Message

Tower Faculty

Tiger Live Class Schedules, Clubs and More

 

 

Student with Hearts Illustration Assignment

Resources for Students and Families

Tiger Live Library Time, Tiger Cub

Student Government Representatives read to Lower School students.

Soon You'll Be a Butterfly

Tiger Live In Class

 

 

I have been so impressed with all of the teachers and how they have adjusted to this new way of teaching. Our kids are definitely learning and are engaged.  It has been great to get a glimpse into their school day and I cannot tell you how many times I have been brought to tears listening to the teachers and kids interact. 

Amanda Velluto, Tower parent

 

 

Tiger Talk Nation, Upper School Talk Show, Featuring "This I Believe" Essays

Mrs. Buchan's Wednesday Morning Message

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A Recording of the Tower Community Forum, May 15, 2020

YouTube Videos that Inspire Curiosity, Inform, Delight or Create a Restful Moment in the Day

We update our video collection frequently. Check back often.

Hey Tower, Join us in

The Race to 1912,

a student and faculty activity challenge we can all do together to stay strong and healthy while enjoying the outdoors.

Log your miles in
The Race to 1912
Google Sheet.

Fellow Tigers!

Be sure to visit our page dedicated to the 
Class of 2020! 

Check out their student profiles, leave a note, and help us celebrate our 8th graders.

Parent-To-Parent: Words of Wisdom for Distance Learning

“We have three kids attending school on Zoom, it's challenging to create separate space for everyone. Headphones are helpful for our older kids.”

“Use the To Do tab in Google Classroom to see what is due, in chronological order.”

“Stick to a schedule.”

“For parents who have morning conference calls during breaks, don't argue about how they should use their break productively. Set a timer for when it's time to get back to class, and let them watch the TV.”

“Every day is a fresh start.”

“I have my kids print out their assignments and write out the due dates to help them plan out the week.”

“We assigned daily homework: each child should check in with a friend about how they are doing. It's helping them stay connected and build empathy.”

“Attend the health and wellness meetings for parents.”

“Be kind to yourself if teaching is not an area of expertise for you.”

“Take a breath, don't worry about “falling behind” and focus on your children's wellness.”

“Enjoy simple things. Family dinners. Going for walks. Watching a show together. Cooking.”

“It's challenging in a household with two, full-time working parents, but we find that things are a bit easier when we all get outside and move throughout the day.”

“Framing [social distancing] as a way ... we are protecting people who are vulnerable in some way. Our kiddo doesn't dwell on disappointments and feels proud to be a hero in this small but important way.”

“Don't hesitate to reach out for help.” 

 

Tiger Live at Home: Geometry, Woodworking, Backyard Science, Planning and Building

Backyard Learning

Distance Learning by the Numbers

Zoom

plus a suite of cloud-based learning tools connect students in 9 towns.

all-in

Connections—friends, teachers and students—contribute to academic success.

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Club T.E.D. offers STEM challenges, cooking, and projects for all ages.

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We understand.

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#TigerLive represents the work of our students—online and offline.

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pets introduced during Zoom morning meetings.

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8th graders providing leadership in virtual community building.

arts

music, art, cooking, and arts block are essential elements of the curriculum.

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Learn More about Tower.

We invite you to browse our site. Consider the following frequently visited pages as a place to begin or contact our Admission Director at reagan.kenwell@towerschool.org.